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Author Topic: [SOLUTION] aMSN freezes on startup  (Read 18462 times)
m3lyc
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« on: December 27, 2009, 02:24:12 pm »

Hi, recently bought a Powermac G5, and because I had experience with aMSN on Linux and onsider it to be a good alternative to the official MSN as it supports PLUS! and webcam etc, I decided to install it. It has been working fine for the past few days, but today it started freezing on startup/login, as I have it set to automatically log me in when aMSN starts. Just freezes, sits there doing nothing with the login bar stuck. Its annoying, I like aMSN and not be able to log in is getting up my nose. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing, re starting multiple times, installed the dev version. Nothing has worked, it still freezes. I do not have this problem with any other program so it must be specific to aMSN. Many thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 02:46:07 pm »

SOLVED! If you have this problem, simply run the following command in terminal, works great again now Cheesy.

Code:
sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 01:44:33 am »

Hi, welcome to the forums,
thanks for showing us this trick! Hopefully it will help many other users! Cheesy
I wonder why it happens though and how I could force it to be ran at installation...
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 12:13:51 pm »

my terminal always tells me

update_dyld_shared_cache failed: you must be root to run this tool

WTF ?
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 04:03:01 pm »

that's why he said to type 'sudo' before it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 12:32:23 am »

of course i did...still freezes tho. Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 02:15:51 am »

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you must be root to run this tool
If you put 'sudo' it wouldn't say you need to be root since 'sudo' makes you run the command as root
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 12:17:18 am »

Just downloaded aMSN 0.98.3 and now I have this exact problem. tried running that code (sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force) in Terminal, it appears to do nothing, here is my result:

Last login: Mon Jul 20 10:25:34 on console
liams-macbook:~ Liam$ sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force
liams-macbook:~ Liam$

aMSN still freezes after that.
Strangely enough, when I run aMSN with a different account, there is no problem.
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 03:29:10 am »

You could try to delete your account (click on "Forget my account") and create it again  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 10:54:07 am »

Yeah same thing here! If i try to login with another account, it works at the 1st attempt. (already tried the sudo command to no avail)
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